The Real Story: True Grit & Book Discussion – March 19

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm (Documentary) & 7:30 pm (Discussion)

Come for the documentary, the book discussion, or both!

The line between good and evil in the Wild West was often blurred, and perhaps no Hollywood Western captured the realities of the dangerous frontier better than the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit.” Based on the book by Charles Portis, it’s a brutal portrayal of frontier justice, but real life in the West was even more shocking. Explore a violent and unforgiving time in America’s history and see how Rooster Cogburn and young Mattie’s encounters with hangings, shootouts, and kidnappings would have been part and parcel with life in the Wild West.

*Please be advised, some scenes in the documentary may not be suited for younger viewers.

 

Part of the NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest